Once again, one door shuts while another opens.
Back in 2015, the Cleveland Browns signed defensive tackle Dylan Wynn as an undrafted rookie free agent in an effort to build depth along the line. Despite being a starter for 44 of 50 career games at Oregon State, Wynn didn’t make the Browns final roster as a rookie. Instead, the team waived and eventually signed Wynn to the practice squad where he spent the 2015 season.
Cleveland now has a new coordinator in Gregg Williams, meaning that there will be a massive shakeup along the defensive line. The changes made it unlikely that Wynn would fulfill the future/reserve contract that he signed back in 2016, so he took his talents and found a new opportunity.
Announced Wednesday, Wynn is now the newest member of the CFL team the Toronto Argonauts.
Still only 23 years old, Wynn has more than enough tread left on the tires to make an impact for the Argonauts. In college, he tallied 214 career tackles, 7.5 sacks, eight fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, and one interception. However, he didn’t compile any stats as a Brown as a member of the practice squad, and thus hasn’t suffered any extra wear and tear.
Interestingly enough, this contract with the Argonauts now means that Wynn will harass quarterbacks alongside another former Beaver in linebacker Victor Butler. A fourth-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2009, Butler will also be a newer member of the Argonauts having only signed a contract back in February. The duo didn’t play together as collegiate athletes, but they are familiar with each other and should make a very productive tag team.
Sadly, Butler and Wynn won’t be gracing Fox, CBS, or NBC this season, but CFL games are still available on ESPN.